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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
gerardo hernandez appeared at the airport to remember the first t.s.a. officer ever killed in the line of duty. in los angeles, carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: moments ago, federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on t.s.a. officers at l.a. international airport carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten that we found from the defendant that was signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of it, say officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> i just want to go home to hug my wife. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyo
rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez at pointblank range. witnesses say sooens -- sooens walk said away -- paul ciancia walked away only to return and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. he left a note saying he was targeting security screeners. brian rooney has more from lax. >> we learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the internet - although it has not been released publicly. the fbi made a call for general video that people may have made inside the terminal. in the meantime paul ciancia faces charges that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk according to the federal bureau of investigation. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of the gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to call multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated he want to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> the federal bureau of investigation says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerar
nosotros la esposa de gerardo hernandez que murió en medio del tiroteo de los Ángeles , el autor podría enfrentar una petición de pena de muerte por las autoridades, vamos con los últimos detalles. >> gerardo hernandez, el oficial habría cumplido 40 años de edad este año aseguró ana, su viuda. >> indicó que su esposo que falleció ayer, cuando antony (...) ataco a varios agentes en el aeropuerto de los Ángeles siempre iba a trabajar a gustó , que era una persona sonriente y se sentía orgulloso de ayudar a la gente. >> siempre trataba de ayudar a la gente. >> autoridades presentó cargos federales contra el presunto reponsable y por disparar un arma dentro del aeropuerto , con cadena perpetua. >> creen que alguien llevó al aeropuerto al acusado , hoy miles de viajeros trataban de llegar a sus destinos y otros volvieron por sus pertenencias, reyna no pudo recoger sus maletas. >> llegamos a las nueve y treinta y no pudimos salir yu no pujdimos recogrer las maletas hoy y volvemos hoy pero tampoco. >> según autoridades algunos vuelos programados para salir de aquí entre ayer y
officer hernandez who crumbled to the floor. the suspect walked away, turned around, and saw hernandez squirming on the floor. the suspect came back, shooting hernandez again, killing him. five people were shooting with including the suspected gunman, paul ciancia who is in critical condition. two others were treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. now to cnn stephanie elim outside l.a.x. stephanie, you spoke with a passenger who witnessed a shooting. >> reporter: don, it was crazy to hear his story. he said everyone hit the ground. he was up above the escalator, in he curity, wh when everything happened. there was a pause and he looked back down and that's when he saw everything else. take a listen. >> we were at security. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so there was a pause. i look down the escalator and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there and he shot him twice. so i knelt down and i saw him run up the escalat
agent killed. the widow of ger rar dough hernandez said he moved to the united states when he was 15, he was a kind loving man that took joy in his job. >> he enjoyed the interaction with passengers at l.a.x. he was a joyful person, always smilings, took pride in duty for the american public and tsa mission. hechs always there to help anyone in need and made people laugh with his sense of humor. >> hernandez would have turned 40 years of age next week. >> the shooting created flight delays. the airport in the bay area is still feeling the effects. monty is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. there are 29 departures to l.a.x. to san jose each day on six airlines. virgin america was most affected by yesterday. the delays and cancellations continued here today. an airport spoke woman tell me two were cancelled this morning, both virgin. other flights experienced 30 minute delays throughout the day. yesterday five flights wur cancelled and three diverted because of the shooting at l.a.x. passengers that arrived here on a delta flight at l.a.x. within the last hour noticed a larg
decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of jirardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> and we're heartbroken. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gun fire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded. their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> and i want to go home. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all of my stuff was on the conveyer. i heard pow, pow, pow, the next shot and we all took off running. you can still hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say the 23- year-old paul ciancia shot his way through the security checkpoint killing tsa officer hernandez and wounding two others. >> you were taking off your shoes. >> yeah. >> and you started to run bare foot? >> that is it. >> reporter: that is when he slipped and injured his leg. >> and he is coming up. >> reporter: the shooter then continued down the concourse firing along the way before he was finally subdued by police near the f
was dropped off at lax before he opened his bag, whipped out an assault rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez. paul ciancia walked away only to return and shoot gerardo i. hernandez again. killing the veteran and father of two and injured others. the 22-year-old is in police custody at a hospital and could face the death penalty. >> the healthcare.gov is down again for maintenance right
into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through, we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence we are kimming. >> if convicted -- we are going through. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the death penalty. >> not everyone is on boar
-old paul anthony ciancia opened fire inside the airport killing 39-year- old tsa officer gerardo hernandez and wounding two others. law enforcement officials are now looking into a rant ciancia had on him at the time of the shooting. it referred to the new world order and had anti-tsa and anti-government claims. witnesses who encountered the suspect provided possible clues into what motivated the attack. >> the shooter was just calmly walking down the corridor, he had his gun and looked at me and said tsa? and i just shook my head, and he kept going. >> reporter: after the shooting the fbi served search warrants at the suspect's homes in l.a. and new jersey. law enforcement officials say ciancia, originally from pennsville township, new jersey sent text messages to family members there prior to the shooting. >> the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it and that's when the brought to our attention. >> reporter: a neighbor of ciancia's in california says he can't believe ciancia could be the shooter. >> from knowing t
against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about it. >> police say ciancia had no history of violence or record of mental illness. >> gerardo hernandez was with the tsa for eight years. he was devoted to his family and ready to help anyone in need. he came
this they better keep guessing. >> reporter: investigators say ciancia shot and killed gerardo hernandez, a father and husband. ciancia was shot before he was arrested. >> that was jeff winn reporting. widow of the tsa officer who was shot and killed made her first public statement today. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. thank you very much. >> ana hernandez says her husband work for the tsa at l.a.x. since 2010. the couple has two children, gerardo would have turned 40 next week. >>> here is a live look outside of l.a.x. where the 100' pylons are lit up in blue is to honor tsa agent hernandez. >>> and the shooting yesterday sent passengers scrambling, forcing many to leave their luggage behind, today people were allowed to go in and collect their belongings. some stayed in nearby hotels. cots were set up in a terminal for those who couldn't find a place to stay. some stranded were thankful strangers were there to help. >> they took a bunch of us to the food court out of his own pocket. >> there was homeland security and i can't remember his last name
to die in the line of duty. girarerardo hernandez would hav turned 40 years old this week, and standing outside her home in california, grieving widow ana hernandez, talked about meeting her husband for the very first time. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. we met in 1994 when i was 15 and he was 19 and have been together ever since. we married on valentine's day, 1998. and have two beautiful, wonderful children. >> his wife went on to describe him as someone who was, quote, always there to help anyone in need. hernandez spent three years on the job as a tsa officer. today, the lapd is wearing a black band on their badges in his honor. tsa workers at the airport i was at last night were as well. >> gunfire also prompted a brief lockdown at north carolina state university there. a 21-year-old man was hit by a bullet fired from a considerable distance, they say, on ingreensboro campus. he was reportedly taken to the hospital with serious but thankfully not life-threatening injuries. it's not, though, immediately known at this hour if the shooters had a specific target. p
officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on his hands. >> reporter: the officers tony grigsby shot in the foot and james spear shot in the shoulder were rushed to the emergency room. the first man injured, geraldo hernandez, did not survive. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >> reporter: ana hernandez married her husband 15 years ago on valentine's day. she was supposed to celebrate his 40th birthday this week. she will instead bury the father of two. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and wil
of investigation says paul ciancia shot gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint, went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing hip. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaints says paul ciancia used a smith and weeson assault rifle, carried five hay capacity magazines and wounded three police officers. >> the federal bureau of investigation will build a full profile of sooeps , and what -- paul ciancia, and what brought hill to this point. he was raised in this house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions of where he got the gun, why he targeted officers and whether he as mentally stable. >> there's a host of surveillance video that we are going through. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in the case that we are examining that will take time. >> if connected paul ciancia faces life in prison or the death penalty. . >>> meanwhile t.s.a. agent gerardo
hernandez is the first official to be killed in the line of duty. tonight we are learning more about the suspect, paul police believe someone dropped him at the airport on friday and police want to know who that is. >> reporter: federal prosecutors are filed murder charges against the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100 foot pylons lit up the sky over the airport in honor of the fallen transportation security officer, his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the. is a officer that was shot and killed. >> reporter: who others were wounded when paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this
. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed has condolences. >> officer hernandez was the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty. >> reporter: investigators say a note from the shooter specifically targeted tsa employees in the assault. >> he wanted to quote instill fear in their traitoress minds. >> reporter: the agency is asking to share digital media of the crime. >> he is unresponsive. we are unable to interview him. >> reporter: he was not a ticketed passenger. they don't know who dropped him off. if convicted he will face life without parole and the death penalty. >> check in with wjz with the latest information on the suspect, victim, and the aftermath. >>> a family said goodbyes to fallen firefighter hoffman. he was shot in his home last weekend. christy explains how he is being remembered. >> reporter: andrew hoffman was the definition of a hero. they wanted to focus on how he lived his life. the blue line saluted. >> it is a tragedy to us and his family. >> reporter: the killer took his own life after shooting the pair. >> we just want to know why. >> reporter: they want to
. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are encourage to work with their airlines to claim their belongings. ciancia had some baggage of his own. authorities say he was carrying five fully loaded magazines. that's 180 rounds. and more ammunition was found in a bag
hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are encourage to work with their airlines to claim their belongings. ciancia had some baggage of his own. authorities say he was carrying five fully loaded magazines. that's 180 rounds. and more ammunition was found in a bag
. the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle when he concealed in a bag. he then approached officer hernandez who was standing there where those flowers are. and he shot him point blank multiple times in the chest and then got on this sclat ter. >> he was alleged to have started to walk away and going up an escalate ter and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> at the top is a security checkpoint. at some point he wounded two additional officers and a passenger. this is the other side of the checkpoint. from here the bun gunman made his way deep into the terminal. he neared the gates. people were running and getting knocked down and there was luggage everywhere and mayhem is the best way to describe it. we are speeding up the video as he wound through the terminal making his way through the gate area. he had a host of unspent ammo enough said the mayor of los angeles to kill everybody in the terminal. it ended here where police shot the gunman a handwritten note was found on him. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa
the death penalty if he's convicted. he shot several rounds at hernandez, but when he moved away and hernandez started to move, he returned and shot him again, and as we know, hernandez was fatally wounded, david. >> how much additional security will there be for tsa at airports? >> they said the shooting will not lead to a decision to arm tsa officers, and they have a couple reasons. first they say airport security has never been tsa's mission. that's in the hands of airport police or other city officials who do carry firearms. the job of tsa is to protect airline passengers by keeping dangerous things off planes. and second, tsa officers are not sworn officer officials. they do not have arrest authority, they are not trained to use firearms. they could be, but that would represent a major change in their mission. all of that said, the union that represents tsa employees says airports need to provide more armed security at the screening checkpoints, david. >> all right, pete reams here in our newsroom. thanks very much. >>> i want to get back to talking about mitt romney and oba
at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a handwritten signed letter were all said to be recovered. >> we found a statement where he made a consc
he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds". he shot hernandez at the screening checkpoint and went up the elevateo are and came down and shot him again killing him. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i'm truly devastated. and we are all heart broken and we'll miss him dearly. the federal criminal complaint says ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle and carried five high capacity magazines. the fbi says it will build a full profile of ciancia and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles about 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun and why he targeted tsa officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there are a host of surveillance video that we are going through. we are still examining that. there is a thre tremendous amouf evidence that we are continually examining. that will take time. >> if convicted he will face life in prison or the death penalty. brian rooney al jaz
ciancia went up the elevators, came down, shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing him. >> he was a wonderful husband, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken, and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle, carried five heavy capacity magazines, and wounded two police officers and a civilian in addition to killing gerardo i. hernandez. the federal bureau of investigation will build a profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles about 18 months. unanswered - where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through. we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in the case that we are examining. that will take time. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the possibility of the death penalty. >> and what is next for the fbi in their investigation? >> they'll be goi
and shot gerardo i. hernandez. paul ciancia walked away only to return and shoot gerardo i. hernandez again. killing the veteran and father of two and injured others. the 22-year-old is in police custody at a hospital and could face the death penalty. >> the healthcare.gov is down again for maintenance right now. technicianses have been repairing it since seat. google and oracle experts will have been consulted. >> for those of you happy to get an extra hour of sleep - here is something else to look forward to this morning - a solar eclipse. a rare crescent-shaped sound will be visible for those living on the east coast. it will move across the atlantic, and sweep across central africa. i'm morgan radford. thank you for joining us. see you again at 7am eastern. >> got evening i'm joie chen welcome to "america tonight sex th" theweekend edition. we have did h dedicated our attention to sexual assault on campus. there is the repeated belief that campus rape is often the miscommunications and allegations that result to murky he said she said. ttonight we have us visit oxidental campus in calif
say suspected gunman paul ciancia shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez multiple times at pointblank range, went up an escalator and then returned to shoot hernandez again. earlier on cnn's "state of the union," michael mccaul described what police found as a suicide note and said mental illness was a chief reason behind the shooting. the 23-year-old ciancia is currently hospitalized in police custody. he's charged with two felonies including the murder of a federal officer. terminal three at l.a.x. is open today. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east for meeting with u.s. allies. one of kerry's key missions is to smooth relations with saudi arabia which is upset about u.s. policies in the region. kerry's first stop today was egypt where he told the foreign minister that u.s. ties go deeper than aid. it was kerry's first trip to the country since the u.s. suspended significant military aid to egypt over the bloody crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. those are your top stories. "reliable sources" is at the top of the hour but back to fareed zakaria and "gps." >>> fo
news. >>> now to the latest in shooting at lax, gerardo hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was checking passports when he was shot. he died with from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officer
shot 39-year-old gerardo hernandez at point blank range, left, came back because he saw him moving to shoot him again. hernandez leaves behind two kids and his grieving wife speaking out. >> he was always excited to go to work and enjoyed the interaction with the passengers at l.a.x. he took pride in his duty for the american public and the tsa mission. >> that's what folks said, always smiling. two other tsa agents injured in friday's shooting. they are now home recovering. >>> overnight a shooting on homecoming weekend at a college in north carolina. police say somebody was firing off a gun near a dorm on the campus of north carolina a&t university in greengs bosboro. the university was put on lockdown while they are looking for the shooter. the lockdown is over. luckily, the student that was shot is going to be okay. >>> this story, nothing short of a miracle. a group of eight sky divers and two pilots very lucky to be alive. i mean, shocking story after the two planes that they were in collided 12,000 feet above northwest wisconsin. one of the planes was sent plummeting to eart
hernandez, the first officer to be killed in the 12 year history. >> they are also wearing black bands over his badges in his memory. >> the transportation security administration will review his policy in the wake of the shootings. the head of the tsa said agents are the first line of defense and said he will do everything possible to make sure something like this does not happen again. he did not say whether or not he wants agents to start carrying weapons. >> they boarded a blue jet flight and removed a passenger. this happened after they told the flight crew. they are making threatening comments. they won't tell us what the comments were. and he did show signs of intoxication. >> a check of the aircraft turned up nothing. >>> happening right now, the start of the new york marathon, the race is actually broken up in several divisions. the top male and female runners began just 47 minutes ago. >> 30,000 runners will be going through the borrowing. and it -- boroughs and security has been tightened in light of the boston bombing. and there are more than 1400 cameras with surveillance helic
. witnesses say the gunman, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, killed 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. the first tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness again, like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents. he said, "if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished." and unfortunately, he did do that the other day. the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something like he did. my sympathies go out to the hernandez family and the other victims. this tragic day -- as you mentioned, he's the first tsa agent, officer to be killed in the line
gerardo hernandez, the father of two, found himself in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, the symbol of l.a.x., 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain tsa man. as of this morning, all airlines, all terminals for the first time are back to normal operations. but as you can imagine for the many who work here and the thousands passes through, it's not easy to shake this. bianna? >> so many people still rattled by that event. david, all right, thanks to you. >>> while the suspect's motive remains a mystery this morning, we're learning more about the people who knew him, there are warning signs who could hold clues as to why he went on the shooting spree targeting tsa workers. abc's gio benitez has been covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: some of his classmates said that he was bullied. and that nobody really knew him. he was a so-called loaner and really, his life was a secret. this mornin
with two felonies. the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia killed hernandez. two additional agents were wounded. joining me now from austin texas is the chairman of the house homeland committee michael mccaul. congressman, thank you for joining us. in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is -- >> thank you. >> -- why did he do this? do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some notes that he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness, once again, kind of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents, and if he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished and unfortunately, he did do that the other day and the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something just like he did and my simple thoughs go out to the hernandez family and the other victims, this tragic day. he's the first tsa agent officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> congressman, it's our understanding that much of the literature he had on
hernan tez, wi hernandez, wife of the officer killed at l.a.x. airport. police are still trying to piece together the motive. prosecutors have filed charges in the case that could make c n ciancia face the death penalty. what is in tnin the criminal complaint? >> reporter: it outlines how he entered terminal 3 just behind me, pull out a rifle from a bag, and apparently the criminal complaint says he opened fire on tsa agent hernandez at point bla blank range. the criminal complaint says he went up aphe is indica ehe is az move, went back down, shot hill again, and hit two others before getting down to the terminal. he got to the end of the terminal where he was engaged by police, they released several rounds of gun fire. he was struck several times, at least four times in the body, maybe possibly once in the head. he was taken to a local hospital. police say they would like to question him, but he has been unresponsive medically so far, richard. >> so the question is why and who and you're learning more about the suspect, aren't you. >> reporter: that's correct. we know that ciancia acc
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hernandez had worked at l.e0)v a. x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joy full person. he took pride in his duty for the merp public and the mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. he is reportedly unresponse inat a los angeles hospital. >> in the east bay, a man accused of exposing himself at several parks is behind bars tonight. officers arrested 20-year-old shaquille thomas at his home yesterday. police say over the past year, they received several reports of indecent exposure, veterans and mariners park. officers identified the suspect as thomas based on witness descriptions. he's facing 11 counts of indecent exposure. we are learn more about the deadly crash that closed 1 in marin county earlier around 4:30 this afternoon two miles south of stinson beach. a man driving a stolen8x red ha accord crashed 200 feet down a cliff. that man died and the chp shut down the highway while crews worked to get the body and the car. the car was reported stolen out of alay ho. >> officers are se
ciancia pulled out that rifle and targeted tsa agents. the first person he targeted was gerrardo hernandez. he was shot several times. when the suspect saw hernandez moving, the suspect walked back down the escalator, shot hernandez again, fatally wounding him. his wife spoke yesterday. here's what she had to say. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him deerly. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for president tsa mission. >> reporter: after hernandez was killed, the gunfire certainly was not -- the suspect went back up that escalator, shot two more tsa apgents who were both woundd and also shot a local high school teacher. those three men were wounded. the suspect then moved beyond security, about 100 yards into the terminal, where he was confronted by police. he himself was shot multiple times, inclouding once in the head, it's been reported. he's been unresponsive medically. he should be charged with a federal murder charge of killing a federal officer as well as causing violence at an international airport, alex. >> which co
just pay tribute to tsa agent hernandez. a father of two children, with a wife, shot point blank at his station doing work he believed in and to me is a very, very special person. so to, all of those, my deepest sorrow. having said that, the weapon was a .223 mp15, the mp stands for military and police. clearly designed not for general consumption. but through practice now general consumption. same gun that was used at aurora. i'm sure i would do a bill, i mean i believe this down deep in my -- bjorn borg do you think there is any way that such a bill could pass? >> no, i don't. i think there's a hammer lock on the congress by the gun owners and gun people and it doesn't matter. now, it's going to be interesting to see whether this weapon was outlawed in california and whether it was purchased in california. >> schieffer: all right. senator, thank you so much. >> you're very welcome, bob. >> schieffer: now to lansing, michigan, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers. congressman, what about this idea, you heard what senator feinstein said about granting clemen
about the tsa agent who was killed in the attack. he was geraldo hernandez. mr. hernandez was the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty of that agency's 12-year history. he would have celebrated his 40th birthday next week. he moved to the united states when he was 15 years old from el sal el salvador. he had two children and a married man. his widow spoke out about her late husband's kindness. >> he was always there to help anyone in need and always made people laugh with his wonderful sense of humor. he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. >> she says she and the family understandably are devastated. he spent three years on-the-job at the tsa and was excited to go to work every day to appear at the job. today the leaping -- the los angeles police department is honoring him by wearing a black band on their badges. >>> all eyes are on the obamacare website. it is back up and running at least for now. the feds took health care .gov off line last night trying to next some of the problems that have been plaguing it since it went on-line on october 1st. meantime, h
. hernandez, and his wife spoke. really, she was rather elegant and composed when she talked about her husband. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dealer. thank you very much. >> really sad to hear something like that. so the fbi says that they are going to build a full profile of paul ciancia to see exactly what did drive him to do this. he's lived in los angeles about a year and a half, originally from pennsville new jersey. nobody yet has said that there was any signal that he was going to do this or it would happen. >> what happens next in the fbi's investigation? >> they'll go over - you know, where he lives, talking to his friends, his family, electronic communications, where he got the gun, how he got to the airport. we are told he was dropped off. probably the fbi knows who dropped him off. everything from a to b they will go over, including every shell casing, where the ammunition came from. if you think of it, they'll look into it. >> a lot of work to do and a
months after a another fall in vegas and abc's tai hernandez is on the story. >> reporter: we're told by the hospital now that performer is in serious condition, cirque du soleil is known for its death-defying stunt. performers run even jump rope 40 feet above the ground. you can imagine the audience's reaction when he fell. sources tell abc news that he's doing well this morning after he slipped and fell from the 40-foot tall wheel of death friday night. it brought the performance of cirque du soleil to a terrifying halt. they stated overnight that a performer is in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days. . in the past, performers have defended the show's safety records. >> there's so many safety measures in place. >> reporter: in 2011, cirque du soleil gave "good morning america" cameras a rare look behind the scenes. but this accident comes just days after nevada regulators fined cirque du soleil following an incident four months ago, when an experienced acrobatic fell to her death. >> her body just seemed like very out of control, grabb
hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was at the front counter checking passports when he was shot. he died from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in v
was tsa officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her a husband. the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken. >> more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights at lax, many passengers remained stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyor. i heard the shots so we all took off running. you can still hear shots going on. >> police say 23-year-old paul cianci a shot his way through security checkpoint killing hernandes and wounding two others. dr. bruce wright was by the x- ray machine. >> you are taking off your shoes and you started to run barefoot. >> yeah. >> that's when he slipped and injured his leg. >> the shooter then continued down the concourse firing along the way before he was finally subdued by police near the food court. police chief patrick gannon praised his officers and reassure travelers. passengers notice a difference today. >> we are supplemented by a number of lapd officers also here with
international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of several others. saturday night heights lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wound when had 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could have been so much worse if officers had not chased the gun men through the airport terminal three. >> the fact they disabled the assailant within minutes was actually remarkable and saved untolleds lives. >> he remains in the hospital and the hospital says he remains unresponsive. the airport returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people cause in the crossfire was torrey bellacci. he's
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